In this episode, after recounting his first attempt at playing corn hole, Andrew gives his report on entering the crucible of hospitality that is the Golesh home, to bask in the flickering fire of a VHS tape, stuffing himself with tacos, and watching The Lion King for the first time. Then, he does the most belated and most serious commentary ever attempted on a Disney movie, exploring natural law vs. mad hunger, intimacy and sonship, the role of shame in isolating us, the forgetfulness of numbing to our past, the arousal and awakening by beauty, the mentor as one who leads us to the source of our identity, the recovery of nature, and the role of identity in our co-creation with God.
“The Counter Position” is a new show by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.